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Why Am I Here? - Forward with Back to the Bible - January 26

  • 2021 Jan 26

Why Am I Here?

Read Ephesians 3:10-11

...so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was according to the eternal purpose that He has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord...

Reflect

What is the purpose of the church?

Have you ever wondered why we are all here? What is the point of all of this? Secular philosophers have tried to answer that question many different ways and have come up with several different answers. In a quick Google search, I found many suggestions

Some say our purpose is to find happiness. Some say we are supposed to evolve into the best versions of ourselves. Others say our purpose is just to simply survive. Isn’t that one sad?

But we don’t have to wonder what the purpose of the church is because Paul tells us plainly.   The church’s mission is this - to make known the manifold wisdom of God. Manifold means multifaceted, various, or diverse. God’s wisdom is complex. Previously, Paul said it was “unsearchable”. It is deep and profound. 

Once the wisdom of God’s plan for the redemption of His people was hidden, not only from mankind but from the angels and demons in the spiritual realm. But now, in Jesus Christ and His church, God’s wisdom is revealed to all.

The church is not a building or a denomination or a man-made institution. The church is the body of believers in Jesus Christ. It’s a community of saints that you and I are a part of. And we should know our purpose. Collectively and individually, our purpose is to glorify God and demonstrate His profound wisdom to the watching world.

Paul also says that this purpose is eternal. God did not come up with this plan on the fly. Before the foundation of the world, God planned to save His people through His Son, Jesus Christ. It has always been Jesus’s purpose to save us and our purpose to make Him known. Friends, let’s live up to our calling today.

Pray

Father, Your wisdom is awesome and Your plans are good. Thank You for Your gift of salvation. Strengthen and equip me to make Your wisdom known to the world, just as You intended. Amen.

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